Interconnected responses for interconnected problems: synergistic pathways for sustainable wealth in port cities

  title={Interconnected responses for interconnected problems: synergistic pathways for sustainable wealth in port cities},
  author={Joe Ravetz},
  journal={International Journal of Global Environmental Issues},
  • J. Ravetz
  • Published 29 August 2014
  • Economics
  • International Journal of Global Environmental Issues
Port cities as hubs for trade and exchange show the extremes of rapid growth and catastrophic decline: they show the complex and interconnected problems of change in urban systems, and the challenge of maintaining local 'sustainable wealth' and prosperity. This suggests a transition from a material-focused (mono-valent) local economic development to a prosperity-focused (multi-valent) local integrated development. This paper sets out a method and framework for working with such problems and… 

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